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talk. read. sing. your words have the power to shape their world. learn more at first5california.com/parents republicans running for president now one day from facing off on the cnn debate stage. how they are preparing. devastation out west. flash flooding kills eight people overnight. and european countries locking down borders trying to stop the refugees seeking asylum. we are live as this crisis unravels. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans.
it is tuesday, september 15th. let's start with politics. with two days less than the debate, donald trump holds a rally in texas and others were studying debate briefing books, trump was in dallas fires up an adoring crowd with promises of political triumph and put downs. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump fired up thousands in dallas. >> they mentioned the silent majority. it's back. it is not silent. i think we should call it -- maybe we should call it the noisy, the aggressive, the wanting to win, wanting to win majority. >> reporter: even bringing the
crowd to their feet. >> and i don't mean to be disrespectful, but when a man has a problem and he has his wife or his girlfriend and they move her to the border for one day, has the baby on the other side of the border, our side, now that baby is a citizen of our country for however long the baby lives. it's wrong. >> reporter: now a number of voters were honest. they said they were here for the entertainment factor. on that, donald trump delivered. >> we will have so many victories, at some point they will be coming out of your ears. i have to be careful about what i say about coming out of somebody's ear. i have to be careful. nose, ears, eyes. those are the only places i'm talking about. >> reporter: he once again swore his hair was real and
congratulated arnold schwarzenegger on being the new host of "celebrity apprentice." and the candidates want to see a number candidates, including donald trump layout what they would do as president. back to you. thank you. one of trump's opponents taking the put down against him. carly fiorina rolling out a new campaign video that responds to trump recent insult about her face. look at that face. would anyone vote for that. watch fiorina's ad. >> ladies, look at this face! and look at all of your faces. the face of leadership. this is the face of a 61-year-old woman. i am proud of every year and
every wrinkle. jeb bush with a new video also likely seen as a rebuke to donald trump. bush speaks in spanish defying trump's call to speak only english on the trail. bush's wife delivers a message entirely in english praising the value of hispanic culture in the u.s. >> i have my life here. i agree we have the same interests. ben carson polling second behind donald trump tells anderson cooper he is getting an idea of what questions to expect by speaking with advisers with average americans he sees at town halls. he is prepared for attacks and even subtle dig at trump. >> i wonder if you anticipate
more candidates coming after you and also donald trump? >> i imagine they probably will. although, you know, i hope that we will focus more on the issues and what our vision is and what the solutions are. sometimes it's hard to resist. i think everybody has different kinds of experiences. you know, hit is human nation t think whatever you do is the greatest and provide everybody that you are the massiah. and marco rubio with his first ad. >> the first college football game? >> more nervous before my first college football game. i was actually going to get hit. >> there are a few digs. when asked with a was harder to
recover. the e-mails or texts. stay with cnn for debate coverage leading up to the two debates on wednesday night live from the reagan presidential library in simi valley, california. preceded by the undercard debate with the lower polling candidates at 6:00 p.m. on the democratic side, bernie sanders addressed crowds at the opposite ends of the state of virginia. sanders spoke to students at christian university. the socialist got mostly polite applause apart from a small cheering section. sanders did not shy away from areas of sharp disagreement like gay rights and abortion. >> i do believe that it is improper for the united states government or state government to tell every woman in the country the very painful and difficult choice that she has to
make on that issue. and i honestly don't want to be too provocative here, but conservatives say get the government out of my life. i don't want the government telling me what to do. >> monday after, sanders taped an interview in front of students at the university of virginia. there, sanders drew distinction on economic issues and those of hillary clinton. >> i think if you look at hillary clinton's views on the issues, which is what this campaign is about, i think the views that i am fighting for, the positions that i am fighting for will do more to address the very serious crises facing the middle class and working families. the clinton lighter and funnier side on monday. the university of northern iowa, she aimed at donald trump and
criticized the entire republican field. >> it entertaining. their flamboyant frontrunner has grabbed a lot attention. if you look at the policies of all of them running, they are pretty much the same. they are trump without the pizzazz and hair. >> she laughs at the mario lopez question about vice president decline. clinton. >> he would be good, but he is not eligible under the constitution. he served his two terms. i think the argument would be as vice president, it would not be possible for him to ever succeed the position. that's what i have been told. it has crossed my mind. >> it has crossed her mind. clinton talks about meeting kim kardashian and kanye west.
kanye should hold off until she completes her second term. substantial agreement on cyber security issues. as a result, the obama administration will not impose sanctions on chinese companies ahead of the visit by the president of china. time for an early start on your money. seeing more volatility in china stocks. the benchmark index for shanghai is down 3%. european stocks are lower. the scorecard for the dow, down 62 points. awaiting the federal reserve decision over raising interest rates. that is dominating. happening this morning, a labor contract for 140,000 auto workers running out. the union will give an hour by
hour contract extension. authorities meet with chrysler to strike a deal. a two-tier classification of workers put in place a decade ago when the industry was collapsing. they want a raise. the more recent hires can earn $19.28 an hour. the union wants to close that gap. >> they are extending it hour by hour. breaking news overnight. deadly flash flooding out west. eight people dead and cars swept away as people describe a wall of water. details next.
swept away cars with mothers and children inside. officials are warning there could be more dangerous flooding today. there are still people missing. the valley fire still raging out of control in northern california. it began a few days ago, but already the most destructive wildfire of the season. thousands more homes threatened by smoke and flames. a middletown, california firefighter said somehow his house was spared. >> the fire got into the middletown area and my wife told me they are leaving. i hear people's houses are being burned and i figure mine will be gone. i'm driving around and i'm in shock. i'm a firefighter. you have to keep working. i spoke to my wife. i said there is no reason for you to not keep working. >> fire crews may get help today from the weather. cnn's stephanie elam is getting a first hand look at what the wildfire has left behind.
>> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. as we are getting a better look of the devastation from the valley fire, you can see how hot and scary this fire was as it raged through the community. as we are driving around today, you come across many places where the telephone poles are still burning. wires in the trees or across the roadway. at one point, a home was burning and we alerted a fire crew that this house was about to light up and we were able to help out there. that is how raw and tender the situation is here. for many people who were able to evacuate. they are still living in tent cities across the area. evacuated to fairgrounds like the napa county fairgrounds. we met people who wonder what the houses look like. we also know there's one person who did not make it. an elderly woman who they say they got a call in requesting for help, but they were not able to rescue this woman because the flames got too big and she was
not able to evacuate. overall, this is a situation as you look behind me, that obviously is going to take a really long time for these people to bounce back. >> thank you, stephanie. >> difficult to see. >> and hear the story of the woman. these fires are proven devastating and difficult to control. meteorologist pedram javaheri explains why. >> good morning. incredible stuff. twice the size of city of san francisco. 9,000 structures threatened by the fires. the landscape is exacerbating the fire. the rolling hills of california and wine country all of this intensifying the flames here. the fire as they develop downhill. gasses and heat are released and heating up the landscape and uphill really quickly. the pre-heating that takes place allows the fires to spark up. in 2010, we saw fires impacting a region and traveling uphill at
100 miles per hour. people have a hard time believing that fire travels faster uphill than downhill. here's the landscape. the valley fire with .25 of rainfall. the monsoon across utah is problematic. the landscape here is mountainous. when you put down 2 to 4 inches of rainfall per hour across this region, all of this flows down stream and creates problems for the homes and neighborhoods in the lowland escape across the region. guys. >> pedram, thanks for that. delta state university in mississippi is closed this morning. the day after the professor found murdered in his office. a manhunt for the suspect of the killing. the police say the victim, american history professor ethan
schmidt was shot in his office. shannon lamb was the shooter and also the suspect in the death of the woman he lived with. >> it will be shocking. i had dr. schmidt three days out of the five. it's going to be different without him. >> police have not revealed any motive for the shooting. lamb also taught at delta state and is described as an expert on the geography of crime on the school's web site. emotional return to the anchor chair for chris hurst in virginia. back on the air 19 days after his girlfriend alison parker and her partner adam ward were killed on live tv. he says the healing has begun. >> i have been away from you healing with those alison loved the most and meeting new friends
from newtown and aurora. there have been laughs and smiles and answers. i know the answer. it is to profess love, not hate. to love one another and to love strangers. >> hurst said he felt ready to return to work because alison liked seeing him in his element. more european countries stopping their borders trying to stop refugees and migrants from pouring in. we are live neck. next.
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border control tightening all over europe. european ministers meeting in brussels fail on a plan to deal with the migrant crisis spiraling out of control. hungary vowing to seal the border with serbia today. austria stabilizing its borders. we want to get live to cnn's ben wedeman. ben, every day, the rest of the world looking for progress and solution to the humanitarian crisis. these have self serving ideas of how to deal with it. >> reporter: indeed, there is. politicians are unable to bring to a solution.
i'm on the border between serbia and hungary. the official border crossing. here, this border with movement. we see on this side of the fence with hungary riot police. no refugees in sight. earlier today, we were at the fence between two countries. and there are thousands of people just up the road from the border waiting to cross. but we're walking up and down looking for some possible way to get over and of course the hungarian government at midnight implemented a law whereby anybody illegally crosses from hungary will spend three years in prison. it appears that the flow of refugees and migrants the last few days, just 10,000 people
yesterday, it seems to have come to a screeching halt and there are many people hoping to get across the border. they don't want to stop at hungary. they want to go to austria. they want to go to germany. they have been told they will be welcome or days ago they were told they would be welcome. at the moment, no movement in that direction. >> ben wedeman. so many of the politicians expressing dismay at the situation that is causing so many syrians and iraqis and others to flee their countries. at the same time looking to internal politics and what they can afford and willing to do. a troubling situation. ben wedeman, thank you. you look at what is going on there. there is no consensus. you have the ministers meeting and they could not come to an gre
agreement. they are waiting in limbo. >> you are talking about the res resettlement. you hear it here in the united states. discussions about we want to welcome families. we don't want to welcome anyone who could be an isis element or radicalized in our neighborhoods. >> that's understandable. this is a humanitarian crisis. >> you look at this man carrying a little girl on his shoulders. the countdown to the cnn republican presidential candidate debate is on. just one day to go. how the candidates are getting ready this morning. next. oh, look. we have a bunch of...
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tit's stage is set for the cnn republican debate. how the can't candidates are preparing ahead. deadly flooding out west. cars swept away as the water pours in. european countries close the borders trying to stop refugees seeking asylum. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. donald trump has a huge rally in dallas. he was in dallas last night firing up the crowd with promises of political try um and
put downs. cnn's sara murray has more from dallas. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. donald trump fired up a crowd of thousands in the arena in dallas. >> they mentioned a while ago about the silent majority. it's back. it's not silent. i think we should call it -- maybe we should call it the noisy, the aggressive, the wanting to win, wanting to win majority. >> reporter: even bringing the crowd to their feet when he promised to end illegal immigration. >> i don't mean to be disrespectful, but when a man has a problem and he has his wife or his girlfriend and they move her over to the border for one day, as the bahas the baby other side of the border, now that baby is a citizen of the country for however long that
baby lives. it's wrong. >> reporter: a number of voters said they were here for the entertainment factor. >> we will have so many victories, at some point, it will be coming out of your ears. i have to be careful what i say about coming out of somebody's ears. i have to be careful. nose, ears, eyes. those are the only places i'm talking about. >> reporter: he promised he would never participate in a bicycle race as president. he congratulated arnold schwarzenegger on being the new host of "the apprentice." the candidates will go to the cnn debate stage. they want to see a number of candidates, including donald trump of what they would do as president. christine and alison. thank you. one of trump's opponents taking
a put down against him. carly fiorina responded about the recent insult about her face. look at that face. would anyone vote for that. now watch fiorina's ad. >> ladies, look at this face! and look at all of your faces. the face of leadership. this is the face of a 61-year-old woman. i am proud of every year and every wrinkle. >> meantime, jeb bush out with a new campaign video this morning. in the video, bush speaks entirely in spanish defying trump's call for him to speak only english on the campaign trail. and bush's wife delivers a message in english praising the value of hispanic culture in the
u.s. >> i have lived by life here. you know, i agree we have the same interests. >> ben carson preparing for tomorrow's debates. the republican polling second tells anderson cooper, he is getting an expectation of what questions. he said he is prepared for attacks and gets in his own subtle dig. >> i'm wondering if you anticipate more candidates coming after you and also donald trump. >> i would imagine they probably will. although, you know, i hope that we will focus more on the issues and what our vision is and what the solutions are. you know, sometimes it's hard to resist. i think everybody has different kinds of experiences. you know, it's human nature to think whatever you do is the
greatest thing and provides everybody with their massiah. i don't have that complex. >> marco rubio answering football theme questions and showing off his new campaign ad. >> more nervous before the debate or first college football game? >> college football game because you were actually going to get hit. >> okay. the ad is mostly fun, but there are a few digs and when asked what was harder to recover. hillary clinton's e-mails or tom brady's texts. he said the e-mails. stay with cnn leading up to the debates on wednesday night live from the reagan presidential library in simi valley, california. the under card debate will happen at 6:00 p.m. i can't wait.
>> let's talk about the democrats. bernie sanders addressed crowds in virginia. sanders started his day at christian conservative liberty university in lynchburg. he got mostly polite applause apart from a small cheering section. sanders did not shy away from sharp areas of disagreement like gay rights and abortion. >> i do believe that it is improper for the united states government or state government to tell every woman in this country the very painful and difficult choice that she has to make on that issue. and i honestly don't want to be too provocative here, but conservatives say get the government out of my life. i don't want the government telling me what to do. >> monday afternoon, sanders
ventured back on common ground taping at the university of virginia. he drew the distinction on economic issues and those of the frontrunner hillary clinton. >> i think if you look at hillary clinton's views on the issues, which is what this campaign is about, i think the views that i am fighting for, the positions i am fighting for will address the more serious crises of the middle class. >> he talks about the spoils of the recovery going to the richest and income inequity and taxes on the rich. bernie sanders has big plans if elected. all those programs come with a big price tag. according to "the wall street journal." his expansion of government will cost $18 trillion of spending over a decade. that includes $15 trillion for
medica medicare. to pay for it, he wants to raise taxes. so far, his staff says he detailed $6 trillion in revenue. the new emphasis on the hillary clinton funny side coming through again in appearances she made on monday. at university of iowa, she aimed at donald trump and criticized the entire republican field. >> it is entertaining. their flamboyant frontrunner has grabbed a lot of attention lately. if you look at the policies of all of them running, they are pretty much the same. they are trump without the pizzazz and hair. >> clinton taping an interview with "extra" and in this chat on the web site on monday, she laughed at mario lopez's
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>> his house was spared. >> the fire got in the middletown area. my wife told me she was leaving. i figured mine would be gone. i'm in shock. i'm a fireman. i talked to my wife. she said what are we going to do. she said there is no reason to not keep working. >> look at that. fire crews may get help from the weather today. cnn's stephanie elam with a better look. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. we get a better look of the valley fire. you can see just how hot and scary this fire was as it raged through the community. as we were driving around, we saw the telephone polls burning. the wires in the trees or across the roads. we saw one house just starting
to burn and able to alert a fire crew that this house was about to light up. we were able to help out there. that's just how raw and tender the situation is here. for many people able to evacuate, they are still living in tent cities across the area. evacuated to fairgrounds like the napa county fairgrounds. we met people wondering what their houses looked like. we learned an elderly woman got a call in requesting for help. they were not able to rescue this woman because the flames got too big and she was not able to self evacuate. overall, this is a situation as you look behind me that obviously will take a really long time for the people to bounce back. >> thanks, stephanie. the fires are devastating and hard to control. meteorologist pedram javaheri explain ys this is. pedram. >> alison and christine, good morning.
showing you across california. that is twice the size of san francisco. to the east, 71,000 acres consumed in this particular one. the butte fire, 75% containment. minimal rainfall. i want to look across the state of utah. we know severe flooding across hilldale. a lot of times it doesn't take much water to cause flash flooding. especially when people are trapped in the vehicles. that is what happened in hilldale. just 6 inches of water can knock a person off their feet. enough movement and force with this to move a vehicle downstream. some people trapped in the vehicles. that is the number one killer in the united states. the landscape does not help. you go into the area with mesas
and valleys. here is the community. we have hillsides and ravines and gullies up to the city center. this is why this became a perfect storm with the destruction across the region. >> pedram, thank you. more european countries closing their borders trying to shut out migrants from crossing. we are live next. ooñóokñ.??????ó
border control tightening over europe. ministers meeting in brussels failing to come to a plan. austria mobilizing patrols for its borders. let's get more from cnn's ben wedeman live from the serbia/hungary border. ben, ministers met and did not come up with a response to handle the influx of the refugees and migrants and they are not meeting for another month and we see the border controls go up. what happens between now and a month from now? >> reporter: i think that's what thousands of refugees and migrants are asking on the other side of the border. we had the opportunity this morning to talk to some of those
refugees who say there are thousands of people on the other side of the border desperately waiting to get -- not to get to hungary, but to austria and germany. they realize austria here, the welcome mat has long been pulled away. overnight, a new law went into effect. anybody crossing illegally, the fence between serbia and hungary, will face a three-year prison sentence. just a while ago, we were up the border a bit at the railroad crossing that goes from serbia into hungary. it has been sealed. a railway car there and wire there and completely closed. refugees were going up and down the fence looking for a way to cross. one asked me if i could put them in touch with a smuggler who would help them. they don't want to come to hungary. they want to pass right through, but it doesn't appear that even
that's going to be possible. it is important to keep in mind the fencely built on the hungarian side is flimsy. it is not surprising if men would buy wire cutters and slip under the border. we have seen an increased military presence on the border, including helicopters flying overhead in the event somebody tries to cross. it is only a matter of time before that happens. >> you will see these refugees and migrants rely on smugglers which is not the way to go. >> reporter: no, it is quite dangerous. we have seen how dangerous it was. in austria where 71 people last month were found dead in a refrigerator car -- truck.
suffocating. although the authorities are talking about cracking down on human smugglers, there is no legal way to get across the border through hungary and germany and austria. this is good news for those who are bringing them illegally into these countries. alison. >> ben wedeman live from the hungary/serbia border. 54 minutes past the hour. billionaire mark cuban could crush the republican frontrunner. we will tell you what he is saying next.
shack. some of the recent ipos really hit as the broader market has bounced back from the worst losses of the year. when republican hopefuls meet on the stage tomorrow night, they will talk about the economy. ben carson is the only top candidate who says he is willing to raise the federal minimum. then immigration. donald trump wants to restrict it. finally, ceo pay. trump took a shot at sky high pay for ceos and hedge fund managers. mark cuban says he could crush donald trump in a presidential election. he said he could beat frontrunner hillary clinton. i think the conformity the candidates on the issues will make it easier for any democratic nominee not named hillary. i think she had lost her shot.
that is what he said yesterday. cuban says he has no interest in running, but if he did, he would simplify the tax code and college debt and computer modified trading in the stock market. he said i could crush donald trump and beat hillary, but i'm not going to run. i could. >> i could feel the confidence oozing. >> a lot of confidence. "early start" continues right now. >> republicans running for president. now one day from facing off on the debate stage. devastation out west. flash flooding kills eight people overnight as thens of thousands evacuate from the wildfire. and european countries lockdown borders trying to stop the refugees from seeking asylum. we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. c